Ex-convict is in police grips for another murder

A 35-year-old ex-convict, Frank Kwakyi, has been arrested by an Asafo group at his hide out for allegedly clubing one Emmanuel Adasu to death.

Kwakyi, a native of Akpafu-Todzi in the Hohoe Municipality, attacked Adasu, a fellow native, without provocation, with a pestle, hitting him several times on the head on August 14 this year.

Adasu, who was at the time milling rice with his niece, attempted to escape but tripped and fell giving Kwakyi the chance to knock him out of consciousness.

The ex-convict consequently fled into the forest, while Adasu was rushed to the Hohoe District Hospital but was pronounced dead on the night of August 15.

A search party of the Asafo group from the area found Kwakyi in a thicket in the bush with a cutlass and a cudgel, threatening to attack his pursuers but they captured him after their shot in his right thigh overpowered him.

The Hohoe District Police Commander, Mr. Daniel Ablordey, corroborating the story, said Kwakyi is responding to treatment and would be prosecuted soon.

Meanwhile, a relative of the Kwakyi, pleading for anonymity, said the suspect is believed to be suffering from mental relapses. He had earlier on murdered a man and sentenced to prison but was pardoned under Presidential Clemency.